Where is the world’s fastest rollercoaster?

science, technology, how it works, roller coaster, Ferrari World, Formula Rossa, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 240 kilometres, MonzaFormula Rossa locate at Ferrari World in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, is the speediest roller coast in the world.

Reaching speeds of up to 240 kilometres (150 miles) per hour in under five seconds, the ride uses a hydraulic launch system – the same technology used in aircraft carrier catapults – and generates 20,800 horsepower.

Passengers are exposed to 1.7Gs as they are catapulted along 2.1 kilometres (1.3 miles) of track with sharp turns and sudden drops, in under 90 seconds.

The track shape was inspired by the famous Italian racetrack in Monza. Because of the extreme wind speeds reached, all passengers must wear protective glasses.